Best of Boston

BEST Stationery

2017 BEST Stationery

Of Note

Of Note cofounders Kate Kellman and Isabel Bonenfant relish the little things, and they want you to as well. Their minimalist notes and cards encourage mindfulness in a fast-paced world of screens, with messages like “Keep doing you” and “Can’t… read more»

2016 BEST Stationery

Goosefish Press


Tucked away on the SoWa stretch of Harrison Avenue, Goosefish Press stocks the kind of letterpress cards that make you buy first and figure out where to send them later. Its flourishing custom letterpress service is great for weddings, sure,… read more»

2012 BEST Stationery, Wedding

Paper Moss


The owners of this local company, Emily Hostetler and Anna Fenno, use environ-mentally friendly cotton paper and soy-based inks to craft letterpress suites with quirky typefaces and motley patterns, ensuring couples look as good on paper as they do on… read more»

2010 BEST Stationery

Robert Charlton


Robert Charlton uses a vintage letterpress to produce classic handset type on textured card stock. His invitations, stationery, and note cards will impress party guests and future employers. And his willingness to work on the fly means that while your… read more»

2009 BEST Stationery

Rugg Road Paper Company


This little Charles Street stationer is a dream for do-it-yourselfers, packed as it is with almost 300 kinds of handmade papers (and a wall of grosgrain ribbon wheels for good measure). Forget-the-hassle types, on the other hand, can peruse the… read more»

2008 BEST Stationery, North



This is just to say that the apology note you left on the fridge didn’t quite cut it, and the person whose sweet, cold plums you scarfed down is profoundly annoyed. Next time, put those words of remorse—or thanks, or… read more»

2008 BEST Stationery

Rugg Road Paper Company


Those looking to tear things up at their next soiree would do well to hit this paper-goods purveyor first. The Beacon Hill shop is packed with party-throwing and -going essentials: irresistible invites, stylish gift wrap, gracious thank-yous. For non-shindig-related business,… read more»

2007 BEST Stationery

Paper Source

Brookline, Boston, Cambridge, Wellesley

E-mail, e-vites, e-cards—you’ve been there, e-done that. Lend your correspondence some off-line heft with a pilgrimage to this epistolary shrine, with its formidable collection of paper, cards, and craft supplies. Initially you may feel overwhelmed, so take advantage of the… read more»

2006 BEST Stationery

Bob Slate Stationer


Old souls who still prefer old-fashioned card stock to Evites may get carried away when shuffling through the pens, pencils, and paper of every possible type at Bob Slate. For an extra-personal touch, you can work with the store’s knowledgeable… read more»

2004 BEST Stationery, Wedding

Rugg Road Paper Company


Sure, there’s the cake and the pretty dresses. But really, what would a wedding be without the invitations? Stationery gets top billing at Rugg Road, where style options run from classic and contemporary to just plain beautiful. With more than… read more»